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  • Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year

    Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year
    MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year. Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
  • Passenger lands plane in Britain after pilot collapses

    A passenger landed a plane at Humberside Airport in Britain after the pilot collapsed at the controls, according to news reports. The two were the only people on board the four-seater Cessna 172 when the pilot became ill Tuesday evening as they headed...
  • Powerful Cyclone Phailin forces massive evacuations in India

    NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights. Officials said...
  • Cyclone Phailin pounds eastern India

    Cyclone Phailin pounds eastern India
    NEW DELHI — India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as more than half a million people in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas spent a terrifying night in shelters amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled train trips and...
  • Terrorism ravaging Africa but can be defeated, France's Hollande says

    The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations...
  • No handshake between Obama and Iran's leader, at least not this week

    UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama’s offer of a personal “encounter” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly was rebuffed, the White House said Tuesday. Iranian officials told the...
  • Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

    MOSCOW — Russia opened a criminal case Tuesday against Greenpeace activists, accusing them of piracy for attempting to stage a protest on an Arctic oil rig. A Greenpeace spokeswoman called the accusation "absurd." Russian border troops seized...
  • Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission

    Green Wheels: The Military's Clean Energy Mission
    HONOLULU, HAWAII — The U.S. Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and it seems to be making an honest effort to green that power. The Army wants to reach one gigawatt of renewables by 2025. Katherine Hammack,...
  • Vladimir Putin defends Russia's seizure of Greenpeace ship

    Vladimir Putin defends Russia's seizure of Greenpeace ship
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday defended last week's seizure of a Greenpeace ship but appeared to suggest that the 30 activists and crew taken into custody should not face charges of piracy. Russian coast guard troops seized the...
  • U.S. service member reported killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

    KABUL, Afghanistan  -- A U.S. service member was killed Thursday in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province when a man in an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire at a joint military training base, provincial officials said. The assailant was...
  • Kenya shaken by new attacks while mourning victims of the mall siege

    NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Kenyans grieved Thursday for the scores killed in an assault on a Nairobi shopping mall, reports of two more attacks in the north of the country underscored continuing security problems. Kenyan authorities blamed the latest...
  • Slaying of Greek rapper spurs crackdown on neo-fascist Golden Dawn

    Slaying of Greek rapper spurs crackdown on neo-fascist Golden Dawn
    A crackdown on Greece's neo-fascist Golden Dawn party, including the arrest of six lawmakers, has set off a frenzied debate about whether Athens authorities are persecuting political opponents. Condemnation of the racist and nationalist ideology of...